Macadam, for those of you who don’t know, is the french word for asphalt or tarmac. It’s also the inspiration behind DVF‘s Pre-Fall 2012 collection. Doesn’t everything just sound better in French?
The collection was rooted in the urban spirit–there were wearable skirt suits in eye-popping geometric prints, structured shift dresses and easy separates that we could see on any city-dweller.
But the second half of the collection seemed to really explore the gritty substance von Furstenberg named the collection after. There, the designer stuck to a mostly monochromatic palette (save for a shimmery gold number) but experimented with a variety of textures such as leather, tweed and chiffon. There was even a head-to-toe look comprised of a shirt, pants and gloves made entirely out of black leather, which couldn’t help but recall wet pavement.